Bhubaneswar, May 30: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today thanked Odia people across the globe for singing ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ in honor of COVID-19 warriors of the state.
Taking to Twitter Patnaik said, “I thank all Odisha across the globe and am indebted to them. In this difficult time, Odias have unitedly provided the COVID-19 warriors courage to face the situation.”
Odisha and the Odias across the globe today sung ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ in honor of COVID-19 warriors at 5.30 pm.
Chief Minister Patnaik recited the song at Naveen Nivas (the residence of the Chief Minister), while Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with his family joined in the chorus at New Delhi. Union Minister Pratap Sarangi also recited the song at New Delhi.
Workers of different political parties led by their state presidents joined the moment at the party headquarters here.
Secretariat employees, sportspersons, film personalities, police personnel, and others recited Bande Utkala Janani at different places to show solidarity with the Covid-19 warriors.